- Government and Education
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
- Warehousing and Distribution
Government and Education
The list of positions in the government and education workforce who benefit by expanding the network edge through mobile technology is endless. The need to manage assets, maintain fleets and inspect remote facilities crosses governmental boundaries — as governmental agencies have joined the vanguard for employing new technologies, such as RFID, biometrics and wide-area communications.
Healthcare organizations are under pressure to reduce costs and errors. With bar code, mobile computing and RFID technologies, staff can improve efficiencies and eliminate errors in applications, such as electronic prescription fulfillment, medication administration and specimen collection.
Caregivers need real-time access to the latest clinical histories, treatments, medications, patient data, lab results and insurance information. By using wireless LANs and mobile computing solutions, caregivers can tap into vital information anywhere in the healthcare netwo
One of the fastest growing segments of the automated data capture industry, field automation applications — such as meter reading, inspect-install-maintain services, asset management and route sales — are driving new efficiencies and improving cash flow for companies in such industries as utilities, manufacturing and financial services.
Today’s retailers are faced with driving costs down whenever possible while increasing customer service. Point-of-Sale (POS) systems deliver a cockpit view of retail-operations, management, enabling the retail owner to make real-time inventory, pricing and operational profit decisions.
In operations, benefits to installing AIDC and mobility solutions include reduced checkout times and errors, improved receiving and stocking efficiency, and real-time merchandise location. In retail and hospitality, there is a trend toward more specialized POS systems.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID identifies people or objects via a microchip that’s attached to an antenna. The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information to a reader, which then converts the radio waves into digital information that can be passed on to computers.
This revolutionary technology that is poised to elevate the usage and visibility of data capture solutions into an unprecedented opportunity for solution providers.
In the transportation industry, profitability is impacted by truck use and maintenance, driver and warehouse productivity and the ability to see freight movement and data in real time. RFID technology enables dispatch to instantly see shipments as they are received.
A mobile device streamlines proof-of-delivery and sends the information in real time to the company’s business system. Mobile computing devices and portable data terminals can transform vehicles into mobile profit centers. In-cab computers capture and transmit a constant stream of real-time data on vehicle routes and performance, and more.
Warehousing and Distribution
Wireless LANs and mobile computers enable managers, auditors and expeditors to take their computer to the far reaches of the distribution center. Mobile computing systems seamlessly employ wireless LAN/WAN/MAN/PAN network connectivity and automated data capture (bar code, RFID, etc.) to lower labor costs, improve inventory cycles, reduce stock-outs and enhance inventory replenishment processes.